Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Summer is here, and we are all out and about with our furry friends at the parks and beaches around the province enjoying the water and sunshine! It is great until you remember that you have to stop at the store. What are you going to do? We always say that if you have to shop you should never bring your pet along for the ride as it is far too hot for them to be waiting in the car even if you have a window cracked and parked in the shade. They can suffer from heat stroke in a matter of minutes! We have to remember that our fur kids are constantly wearing a coat and cannot sweat to cool off. In fact, all they can do to cool down is pant and sweat through their foot pads.
If you are out and about, there are plenty of businesses within the HRM that do accept dogs in their stores to prevent any emergent situations with our dogs. Also, remember to try and leave them home during the hottest parts of the day! It is best to take them out to play in the mornings or evenings.
Check out this link for a list of business where you are welcome to take your fur babies this summer!
Most cats have 18 toes; five toes on each of their front feet, and four on the back. My cat, Mandy Pawtinkin, is blessed with 22 toes. She has a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (Greek for ‘many digits’). It is a genetic mutation that causes cats to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. Starting July 6, one person is allowed inside per appointment, as long as you have a mask.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Beginning June 8, we will be resuming our normal business hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Halifax Veterinary Hospital